So, you’re in the market for a new climate control system and you’re not sure what to pick. That’s fair. Decision paralysis is pretty common when confronted with the sheer number of different heating and cooling options available to homeowners today. Each one is suited to a different range of circumstances, but if you’re not careful it is possible to install one that doesn’t really suit your needs.
The best way to prevent that from happening is to consult with a professional technician in person about which system would serve you best. You can also check out this blog for a whole range of tips on different systems! Let’s go over one of those systems now, geothermal heat pumps, and what installing one of them can do for you this summer.
What Makes Geothermal Systems Different?
A geothermal system is a heat pump, which means it offers both heating and cooling functions on demand. There’s an important distinction between geothermal heat pumps and others, though. Most heat pumps are air source, which means they exchange heat between the home and the air outside. Geothermal heat pumps rely on thermal energy from the ground.
A subterranean loop full of water is connected to the system in the home, and serves as both its heat source and exhaust method. In cooling mode, the system vents the heat from the home into the water and returns it to the loop. In heating mode, the system siphons heat from the water in the loop and vents it into the home. The temperature at 20-30 feet below ground remains at a constant temperature regardless of the weather aboveground, which means that there is always a steady supply of heat for the system to use if and when it needs to.
Benefits of Using Geothermal Systems
Geothermal systems are a good idea for homeowners who want to save money and space on climate control, since they’re both heating and cooling systems. On top of that, though, a geothermal system boasts added energy efficiency over air source heat pumps in areas with very cold winters. The colder the air around an air source heat pump is, the less heat the system will be able to vent into the home when needed. This causes a drop in energy efficiency the colder it gets outside, past a certain point. Geothermal heat pumps, though, always have a steady supply of thermal energy on hand. The weather outside has no effect on how efficiently the system is able to heat the home. If you want to make sure that you always have energy efficient heating on hand during the coldest winter days, a geothermal heat pump might be the perfect system for you.
Carney Plumbing Heating & Cooling provides comprehensive geothermal installation throughout New Hope, PA. If you’d like to have a new geothermal system installed in your home, contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our professional technicians. We’ll find the perfect geothermal solution for your needs.